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Michael Hofstetter, lachend, dirigiert
© Werner Kmetitsch

Conductor Michael Hofstetter


Choral singing of the Die Mitglieder der Camerata Stryia auf der Treppe im Grazer Congress Camerata Styria unites with symphonic sounds of the Recreation Orchestra to a Tondichter Schubert verkehrte im Währinger Lokal "Zum Biersack" Schubert festival that celebrates the soul and destiny of humans.


Humans, soul, destiny

“The soul of man is like the water and the destiny of man is like the wind.” Once heard, the magical impact of Schubert’s music to these verses by Goethe is never forgotten. Michael Hofstetter gets the new season off to an apt start with a setting for choir, followed by the great Symphony in C major. It is about the soul and destiny of the human being – in a symphony concert, in the heart of Graz, at Recreation.


Franz Schubert: Gesang der Geister über den Wassern (Song of the Spirits over the Waters)
Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944 "Great C major"


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Camerata Styria

Meister:innen fallen selten vom Himmel. Der Camerata Styria ist unter Sebastian Meixners Leitung genau dieses seltene Kunststück gelungen. Seit seinen ersten Konzerten im Gründungsjahr 2020 begeistert der junge Chor sein Publikum mit Klangpracht und dynamischem Reichtum.

Recreation - Das Orchester


Recreation is special in many ways: consisting of musicians whose nationalities range from Japan to Venezuela, most of the members received part of their training in Graz. After its formation in 2002, the collective played unique halls such as the Alte Oper Frankfurt and worked with outstanding conductors.

Michael Hofstetter

The Munich-born conductor, born in 1961, has been a very close friend of Styriarte since his highly acclaimed work as chief conductor of the Recreation Orchestra (2012 - 2016). His excellence in the historical practice of baroque and classical music as well as his inspiring enthusiasm on the podium are in demand on the world's great concert and opera stages.